The Fifth Cord
Directed by Luigi Bazzoni
In Luigi Bazzoni’s fast-paced giallo, a reporter (Franco Nero) investigating a string of killings becomes the main suspect. As the obsessed madman continues slaughtering his victims, the journalist has to double and triple his efforts in order to avoid taking the rap. Though Bazzoni only made a handful of gialli, each frightening film features strong acting, clever dialogue and stunning camerawork - thanks in this instance to the director’s wise decision to hire legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (APOCALYPSE NOW, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE) to lens the scary story.
A reporter investigating a string of killings becomes the main suspect.
Cast: Franco Nero, Silvia Monti, Wolfgang Preiss
4/5 - Good giallo! Unfortunately, I figured it out well before the ending.
Giallo is really hot or miss for me and this was a miss.
Decent movie but just not what I was expecting.
This one's about as 'fast-paced' as watching paint dry.
There are solid giallo elements and quite a few twists. Its overall somewhat forgettable, though. Decent acting for the time and would be scandalous at the time of its release.